2022 American Express live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

Jon Rahm is eyeing PGA Tour win No. 7 this week.

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The 2022 American Express begins on Thursday in California with two of the top-ranked PGA Tour players in the mix. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round on TV or online.

Previewing American Express Round 1

The American Express may be the second full-field PGA Tour event of the year, but the field is much stronger than we saw last week at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The two players who will command most of the spotlight to start on Thursday are World No. 1 Jon Rahm and World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay.

The reigning U.S. Open and Fedex Cup champions, respectively, have duked it out on a number of occasions recently, including at the Tour Championship and Ryder Cup. Rahm hopes to win and pad his ranking cushion, while Cantlay is trying to take another step toward unseating Rahm and taking the crown for himself.

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Rahm and Cantlay will both play La Quinta Country Club for Thursday’s first round. So to will fan favorites Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, who will be paired together on Thursday with a starting time of 12:20 p.m. ET. You can watch all of the action on TV via Golf Channel and online via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+.


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Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the 2022 American Express.

How to watch American Express Round 1 on TV

Golf Channel will carry the first round of the 2022 American Express with a four hour telecast from 3-7 p.m. ET on Thursday.

How to stream American Express Round 1 online

You can stream the first round of the 2022 American Express via PGA Tour Live on ESPN+ from 11:30-7 p.m. ET on Thursday, which includes featured group coverage. Fans can also stream the opening round Golf Channel TV coverage on golfchannel.com.


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2022 American Express Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

La Quinta CC Tee No. 1

11:40 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Adam Long
11:50 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Tony Finau
12:00 p.m. – Carlos Ortiz, John Pak
12:10 p.m. – Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris
12:20 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler
12:30 p.m. – Vince Whaley, Trey Mullinax
12:40 p.m. – Harry Higgs, Pat Perez
12:50 p.m. – Bill Haas, Jonathan Byrd
1:00 p.m. – Si Woo Kim, Patrick Reed
1:10 p.m. – Sahith Theegala, Chan Kim
1:20 p.m. – Kevin Chappell, Chez Reavie
1:30 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler
1:40 p.m. – Cameron Young, Davis Riley

La Quinta CC Tee No. 10

11:40 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Alex Noren
11:50 a.m. – Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari
12:00 p.m. – Taylor Moore, Alex Smalley
12:10 p.m. – Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Nick Watney
12:20 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker
12:30 p.m. – Lee Hodges, Paul Barjon
12:40 p.m. – Scott Piercy, Rory Sabbatini
12:50 p.m. – Cameron Tringale, Wyndham Clark
1:00 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Lucas Glover
1:10 p.m. – Adam Svensson, Ben Kohles
1:20 p.m. – Russell Knox, Anirban Lahiri
1:30 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Sebastián Muñoz
1:40 p.m. – Aaron Rai, Mark Wilson

Nicklaus Tournament Course Tee No. 1

11:40 a.m. – Doug Ghim, J.J. Spaun
11:50 a.m. – Richy Werenski, Sung Kang
12:00 p.m. – Dylan Wu, Dawie van der Walt
12:10 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Hank Lebioda
12:20 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Andrew Putnam
12:30 p.m. – Curtis Thompson, Stephen Stallings Jr.
12:40 p.m. – Danny Lee, John Huh
12:50 p.m. – Adam Schenk, Tom Hoge
1:00 p.m. – Seamus Power, Kevin Tway
1:10 p.m. – Scott Gutschewski, Michael Gligic
1:20 p.m. – Ryan Moore, Doc Redman
1:30 p.m. – Luke Donald, C.T. Pan
1:40 p.m. – Joshua Creel, T.J. Vogel

Nicklaus Tournament Course Tee No. 10

11:40 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Jhonattan Vegas
11:50 a.m. – Jason Day, Justin Rose
12:00 p.m. – Hayden Buckley, Taylor Pendrith
12:10 p.m. – Bronson Burgoon, Denny McCarthy
12:20 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Dylan Frittelli
12:30 p.m. – Brett Drewitt, David Lipsky
12:40 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Brice Garnett
12:50 p.m. – Brian Harman, Camilo Villegas
1:00 p.m. – Corey Conners, Lanto Griffin
1:10 p.m. – Luke List, Brendan Steele
1:20 p.m. – Russell Henley, Chris Kirk
1:30 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Abraham Ancer
1:40 p.m. – Chad Ramey, Greyson Sigg

Pete Dye Stadium Course Tee No. 1

11:40 a.m. – Peter Uihlein, Patrick Rodgers
11:50 a.m. – Davis Love III, Brendon Todd
12:00 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Brandon Wu
12:10 p.m. – Jason Dufner, Roger Sloan
12:20 p.m. – Jimmy Walker, Patton Kizzire
12:30 p.m. – Seth Reeves, Justin Lower
12:40 p.m. – Kelly Kraft, Scott Stallings
12:50 p.m. – Andrew Landry, Jim Herman
1:00 p.m. – Charles Howell III, Talor Gooch
1:10 p.m. – Sepp Straka, Matthew NeSmith
1:20 p.m. – James Hahn, Chesson Hadley
1:30 p.m. – Matthew Wolff, Gary Woodland
1:40 p.m. – Nick Hardy, Max McGreevy

Pete Dye Stadium Course Tee No. 10

11:40 a.m. – Jonas Blixt, Chris Stroud
11:50 a.m. – Nate Lashley, Wesley Bryan
12:00 p.m. – Jared Wolfe, Austin Smotherman
12:10 p.m. – Tyler McCumber, Sam Ryder
12:20 p.m. – Brian Gay, Robert Streb
12:30 p.m. – Andrew Novak, James Hart du Preez
12:40 p.m. – Seung-Yul Noh, Austin Cook
12:50 p.m. – Brandon Hagy, Troy Merritt
1:00 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Martin Trainer
1:10 p.m. – David Skinns, Callum Tarren
1:20 p.m. – Henrik Norlander, Kramer Hickok
1:30 p.m. – Tyler Duncan, K.H. Lee
1:40 p.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Kyle Mendoza

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